Olena Petrenko, PhD candidate, History, at Ruhr University, will be coming to CERES in the fall of 2010. She will be conducting research titled "Between Heroizing and Defamation. Women in the Armed Ukrainian Underground, 1942-1954." This research project will seek to explore the hitherto ignored female presence in the armed underground of the 1940s and 50s. Olena's visit is co-sponsored by the John Kolasky Memorial Endowment Fund, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.
Anastasia Prychynenko, PhD candidate, Political Science, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, will be coming to the Centre in the fall 2010. She will conduct research titled "Mediated Politics: Ukrainian Context". Her comparative research deals with the phenomenon of mediated politics and is focused interrelation of the media, the politicians and the electorate and what factors make this relationship exist in this form and not the other.
Tetyana Dziadevych, Assistant Professor, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, will be coming to CERES in the winter of 2011. Her project is titled “The Second World War through Female Experience”. It is an attempt to reconstruct an image of WWII from women’s viewpoint: what was common and what was different in their stories; whether these differences were determined by their national, social, religious background or were rather due to more subjective factors. She will be working at the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre examining women’s biographical materials, such as diaries, memories, and personal notes of women survivors from the Second World War.
Roman Kalytchak, Assistant Professor, Lviv Ivan Franko National University, will be coming to CERES in the winter 2011. He will be conducting research on “Regional Governance Reform in Ukraine: Strengthening or Undermining the National Sovereignty?” The primary objective of the project is to examine and analyze tensions between decentralizing and recentralizing tendencies in Ukraine with an emphasis on how this could affect the regional governance and influence the Ukrainian state in whole. Therefore, the project aims at providing a deeper understanding of various challenges and opportunities related to the choice of a new institutional framework for Ukraine at the regional level.